Neuroanatomy accounts for age-related changes in risk preferences

@inproceedings{Grubb2016NeuroanatomyAF,
  title={Neuroanatomy accounts for age-related changes in risk preferences},
  author={Michael A. Grubb and Agnieszka Tymula and Sharon Gilaie-Dotan and Paul Glimcher and Ifat Levy},
  booktitle={Nature communications},
  year={2016}
}
Many decisions involve uncertainty, or 'risk', regarding potential outcomes, and substantial empirical evidence has demonstrated that human aging is associated with diminished tolerance for risky rewards. Grey matter volume in a region of right posterior parietal cortex (rPPC) is predictive of preferences for risky rewards in young adults, with less grey matter volume indicating decreased tolerance for risk. That grey matter loss in parietal regions is a part of healthy aging suggests that… CONTINUE READING
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